Monday, July 21, 2014

Remembering Félix Fernández

Félix Fernández Garcia was born on July 21, 1899 in Cangas de Onís, Oviedo, Spain. In 1916 he debuted as a stage actor during a tour of Argentina. After his return to Spain, he worked at the companies María Guerrero and Catalina Barcena. In 1931, he moved to Paris, where he worked until 1934 as a voice actor at the Joinville studios and continued his acting activity in Spain. After the Spanish Civil War, he began a long career in films, appearing in over 200.
Magnificent in all his work, he often played in comic roles. Outstanding roles with director Luis García Berlanga , as the con man dressed as a Roman in "Esa Pareja Feliz" (co-directed by Rafael Bardem ), as the doctor in "Welcome Mr. Marshall" as well as a doctor in "Los Jueves, Milagro". Fernández appeared in five Euro-westerns from his role as Paco in “The Savage Guns” in 1961 to “A Few Dollars for Django” in 1966.
He was married to voice actress Irene Guerrero de Luna [1911-1996].
Fernández died in Valdetorres del Jarama, Madrid, of a heart attack while filming the movie, "The
Treasure of Father O'Hara" on July 4, 1966.
Today we remember Félix Fernández on what would have been his 115th birthday.

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